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Winter Weather Policies and Notifications

Friday, December 15, 2017

With winter storms possible in the coming months, we want to share these reminders.

Burgundy makes it own decisions regarding school closings and delays after taking into account the forecast, conditions on campus, and decisions by Alexandria City and Fairfax County Public Schools. We strive to make and share delay or closing decisions by 5:30 a.m. If inclement weather is expected, the best first place to check for school status updates is Burgundy's website homepage, Please do not call the school or email administrators or teachers.

  • If school is closed or opening with a delay, we will first post the information on our website homepage. We will email parents and send text messages to those who have subscribed to text alerts. We will also notify local media stations and post on Burgundy's Facebook page.
  • Occasionally, if weather conditions deteriorate, our initial decision may change (i.e., a delay becomes a closure). If changes occur, we will update our website, Facebook, and local TV and radio stations, as well as sending emails, text alerts, and automated phone calls.
  • Emergencies or heavy snow during the day may cause an early dismissal. In that event, we will send email, text alerts, and automated phone calls.

If you have questions about your subscription to emergency notifications, please contact

If school is closed for the day, Extended Day is cancelled as well. In the case of a delayed start, Extended Day morning programs will be cancelled automatically, due to the dangerous travel conditions presumed to exist. If an emergency or inclement weather causes an early dismissal, afternoon Extended Day and any evening programs will be cancelled as well.

Note: New vegetation is growing on the hillside behind the new Arts & Community Center going toward the field. With the construction and new growth we have to refrain from sledding this year, including over winter break.